Lockdown mixed messages

“Senior citizens discussing life under lockdown in London. The first (pilot) session of an online-only podcast.”

All our previous radio and podcast projects since 2011 have been real-world social events, with a participatory audience that was plainly not in a studio — and not an audience in the conventional sense — often people who walked in to do something else and stayed anyway.

That was the main reason for doing it. Radio Together is a lockdown compromise, which we hope will be temporary.

Four senior citizens contributed to this online session. Two others could not connect — an immediate reminder of the weakness inherent in all online meetings.